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Clearfield drug suspect had door reinforced, wired, police say

Published June 18, 2012 9:09 am

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Police in Davis County found a door wired to shock anyone who tried to open it, though the device wasn't plugged in when officers arrived.

Davis County Sheriff's deputies and Clearfield police served an arrest warrant on a drug suspect Thursday. When they arrived at the Clearfield residence, they had to use a ram to open the door, said Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen.

They found boards had been used to reinforce the door against stairs to keep it from opening and a copper wire running to the door knob and lock, Poulsen said.

The wire was not plugged into the nearby 110-volt socket. Poulsen said the anyone touching the live wire would receive "probably more of a shock than an electrocution."

Police searched the residence for about an hour before they found the suspect hiding underneath insulation in the attic.

ncarlisle@sltrib.com

Twitter: @natecarlisle

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